USB Loader + No CD Drive

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Apr 10, 2009

USB Loader + No CD Drive by sionsays at 5:11 AM (1,593 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. sionsays
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    I've exhausted just about every option, from formatting from NTSF to FAT32, different USB loaders and force loaded for PAL/NTSC different attemps at WBFS both command prompt and GUI, nothing has gotten a game to load for me. Every USB Loader finds my drive and Games, but when I start them, it flashes green then after about 10 seconds it tells me to "Eject Disk" and some other info. I have no disk drive connected to my wii currently because it's broken. If anyone can provide any help I would appreciate it immensely. Thank you in advance!
     
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    That's your problem... you have no drive connected. The USB loader will not work without a drive connected (see the thread about someone who wanted to use a modded version to have a wii with an internal HD)

    It's how the loader is designed and there is currently no way around it... even if the drive is not working, it must be installed for the USB loader to work.
     
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    I still have the drive, and it isn't really necessarly not working, the ribbon connector on the end from the wii's motherboard isn't there, so i can't hook up the Mobo to the CD Drive, is there any ways around this ?
     
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    I am yet another lost soul who has no working CD Drive inside of my Wii thus rendering it useless. It was previously working, but a long time ago I had a bad accident while soldering a WiiKey chip to the CD Drive. I'm not only speaking for myself here, but, I wouldn't be the only one happy if there was a way for the USB Loader to not check to see if a CD Drive is attached. Is it even possible?
     
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    Strange discovery. Seems like with no CD Drive connected, no NTSC games have been working for me, However, PAL games with forced NTSC do load, I can hear the game music and everything. I can move around the wiimote and select things ( with out seeing the screen ). This leads me to believe there HAS to be a way to get the USB Loader to work with no DVD Drive.
     

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